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Laser Washing Revolutionizes Denim

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AUTUM C. PYLANT, NEWS EDITOR, [email protected]

Patterned, tattered, and faded denim jeans are popular worldwide, with young and old. While there are many ways to achieve the trendy look — from stonewashing and bleaching to do-it-yourself techniques — many of the world’s major suppliers in the denim jean industry are now using CO2 lasers to do the job faster, more precisely, and almost effortlessly. The lasers used can create the holes, fraying, and fading that give jeans their worn look. They can also create patterns on the jeans, giving them a completely different appearance. This previously labor-intensive...Read full article

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